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Global Indian | Good Reads

 Top reads curated from the internet 

#1
India’s Clock Towers Tell More Than the Time. They Tell a Story.
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#2Cutting edge research
A mega-science project bound to put India on the map for cutting-edge research: Indian Express
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#3Indian economy
How India can become a $5 trillion economy by 2029: Indian Express
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Lambadas’ heritage lingua legacy rings a bell in Roma
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#5Apple store in India
Why Apple Stores in India are a big deal: Indian Express
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai warns against rush to deploy AI without oversight
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India’s Clock Towers Tell More Than the Time. They Tell a Story.

(The article first appeared in The Wire on April 22, 2023)

  • In the animated film The Clock Tower made by Cara Antonelli, a beautiful ballerina is cursed by a witch and imprisoned on the top floor of a clock tower in the centre of a panoramic village. To keep the clocks working, the belle is kept under a spell to perpetually spin on her toes to wind the gears and sprockets of the clock. Round and round she goes, day and night to keep the arms of the clock ticking and its bells chiming hour after hour...
 

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Cutting edge research

A mega-science project bound to put India on the map for cutting-edge research: Indian Express

(The column first appeared in the Indian Express on April 21, 2023) A fortnight ago, the Union Cabinet approved the full budget for the LIGO-India mega-science project, which includes the construction, commissioning and joint scientific operation of a state-of-the-art, advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in India in collaboration with the NSF-funded LIGO Laboratory, USA, operated by Caltech and MIT. The approval emphatically reiterates the Indian government’s commitment to meet the rising aspirations of Indian science to make a far-reaching impact in the global arena. As noted in the “in-principle” approval granted by the Union Cabinet in February 2016, LIGO-India will provide a very broad spectrum of opportunities to Indian youth to pursue research careers in cutting-edge areas of science and technology...

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Indian economy

How India can become a $5 trillion economy by 2029: Indian Express

(The article first appeared in Indian Express on April 20, 2023) Cyclical upturns and downturns aside, India now has an established track record of high growth. In the decade leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic, our average annual GDP growth was 6.6 per cent compared with 6.3 per cent in the preceding decade. Of course, there have been times when India grew close to 8 per cent per year, most notably between fiscals 2004 and 2008. But these were episodes of “growth sprint”...

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Lambadas’ heritage lingua legacy rings a bell in Roma

(The article first appeared in The Times of India on April 18, 2023) The Romas may have left India centuries ago, but they continue to thrive on the linguistic heritage of their forefathers back home in Rajasthan. Their language and culture are akin to their ancestral Indians. It’s no surprise they still practise 'Dubki Punnam' taking holy dip in water and setting off diyas or lanterns in water...

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Apple store in India

Why Apple Stores in India are a big deal: Indian Express

(The article first appeared in The Indian Express on April 18, 2023)

  • India’s first Apple Store opened in Mumbai on Tuesday, a flagship retail outlet at the Jio World Centre in BKC. A second Apple Store will open in New Delhi’s Saket, on April 20. Two Apple Stores in two days is unprecedented in several ways, and underlines the importance of India as a market for Apple.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai warns against rush to deploy AI without oversight

(The article first appeared in Money Control on April 17, 2023)

  • Asked in a 60 Minutes interview about what keeps him up at night with regard to AI, Pichai said “the urgency to work and deploy it in a beneficial way, but at the same time it can be very harmful if deployed wrongly.”

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Global Indian | World in Numbers

Statistically speaking

72 percent

Of the over one lakh direct jobs generated by Apple’s vendors and their ecosystem in their factories in India is being held by women workers. Most of these jobs have been created in the last 20 months.

3 lakh

Indian immigrants became permanent residents of Canada in 2022. The country plans to welcome over 1.45 million new immigrants in the next three years.

36th rank

Is what Delhi holds in the list of world's wealthiest cities with 30,200 HNWI or High-net-worth-individuals - Individuals with investable wealth of $1 million or more.

142.86 crore

The population of India that surpassed China’s 142.57 crore last week, according to the United Nations data. With this India becomes the world’s most populous nation.

$33 billion

The expected funding for Indian startups in 2022. According to Inc42’s ‘The State of Indian Startup Ecosystem Report, 2022’, Indian startups are expected to raise $35 Bn in 2023 across 1,692 and 1,527 deals, respectively.

30 countries

Are participating in a two-day Global Buddhist Summit to be inaugurated by PM Modi this week in New Delhi. The event will bring together 150 Buddhist monks and scholars from India, and 171 delegates from abroad.

Global Indian | Did You Know? 

Fun facts about India and Global Indians

US President Biden has nominated Nisha Desai Biswal for the post of deputy chief executive officer of the United States International Development Finance Corporation. She brings 30 years of experience in US foreign policy and development programmes.

Britain's Prince William helped out an Indian restaurant called Indian Streatery in Birmingham during a royal visit by taking a phone reservation from an unsuspecting customer.

India is set to surpass China as the world’s most populous nation, with almost 3 million more people by the middle of this year, according to the UN. India’s population by mid-year will reach 1.4286 billion, compared to China’s 1.4257 billion.

Chennai will be the first Indian city to host the Asian Champions Trophy which started in 2011. The 2023 competition scheduled in August will include six Asian nations — India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, China and Pakistan.

Mumbai is home to 59,400 High-net-worth-individuals (someone with liquid assets of at least $1 million) and 29 billionaires, according to World's Wealthiest Cities Report 2023.

Ladakh is now home to India’s first Dark Sky Reserve - an area where light pollution is monitored which makes sky observation easier and more fun for astronomy enthusiasts.

Global Indian | Quotes

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Satya Nadella CEO Microsoft

Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don’t learn.

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Tim Cook CEO,Apple

You can focus on things that are barriers or you can focus on scaling the wall or redefining the problem

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Global Indians are highly-skilled and dynamic risk-takers, the drivers of Brand India around the world. The stage is set and it belongs to you. What’s your story?